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Catholic press continues mission to reach film audiences

Third in a series By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — The once influential Catholic film office had been able to get Hollywood studios to change content in movies it deemed morally offensive for decades, but that … Continue reading

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Church changes course to maintain moral guide on film

Second in a series By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Songwriter Bob Dylan wrote his celebrated anthem “The Times They Are a-Changin’” in 1963 and though it was penned as a hymn to the civil rights … Continue reading

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Catholicism influenced moviemaking from the early days of film

First in a series By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Motion pictures have enchanted the public since the late 19th century, providing audiences with vivid storytelling on a host of topics and conceptually transporting them to … Continue reading

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Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

(Fourth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service SALEM, Ore. (CNS) — When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, he bares his soul before God and goes into … Continue reading

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Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

(Third in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they cross the threshold of a Catholic church in Manhattan’s … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage across U.S. lets peacemaker spread light from Bethlehem

By Katie Rutter Catholic News Service LAFAYETTE, Ind. (CNS) — Brian Duane’s maroon Subaru had already covered about 1,800 miles when he pulled into the parking lot at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Lafayette Dec. … Continue reading

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Faithful uphold the quiet tradition of lighting candles in churches

By Emily Benson Catholic News Service WESTMERE, N.Y. (CNS) — Linda Brown approached the candle stand at her parish, Christ the King in Westmere. She dropped a donation in the collection box and lit two candles. Her husband, Ed, stood … Continue reading

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